Somerton group threatened by tried double murder

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Lethal weapons attack in close proximity to each other

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Somerton Police Department responded to a late Saturday night call that alerted a 44-year-old gunshot victim at the intersection of Highway 95 and County 15th Street.

Shortly thereafter, officers found another 37-year-old gunshot victim just around the corner on 1638 N Smith Way. Both locals were taken to the Yuma Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

An escalating dispute alerted everyone involved. According to several witnesses, the younger shot victim was helping two male subjects when an argument broke out after the older shot victim arrived with a gun.

If anyone has information on this case, please call Somerton Police Department at (928) 722-7326 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

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